West Brom linked with swoop for former Derby County coach

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West Brom are being linked with a move for former Derby County number two Jody Morris. The Championship side remain in the hunt for a new boss to replace Steve Bruce and currently have Richard Beale in interim charge.

Morris, 43, has previously worked as Frank Lampard’s number two at Pride Park and then at Chelsea but is currently out of the game. Football Insider claim he is in ‘talks’ with the Baggies, whilst the Express & Star have reported that he is a contender having seen his odds for the vacancy tumble today.

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West Brom have a big decision to make on who to appoint next as they look to start climbing up the table. They have won just twice so far this season and find themselves in the relegation zone.

Morris spent his playing career as a midfielder for the likes of Chelsea, Leeds United, Rotherham United, Millwall, St Johnstone and Bristol City before hanging up his boots in 2013. He delved into the coaching world at Stamford Bridge and coached the Blues’ youth sides before becoming the assistant boss at Derby in 2018.

The Londoner helped the Rams reach the play-off final that year but they were beaten in the final by Aston Villa. He then left to return to Chelsea with Lampard and held that role until January last year.

West Brom were beaten 2-0 at home by Bristol City last time out and are back in action this weekend against Millwall away. They then face Sheffield United at the Hawthorns on 29th October.

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